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Individual therapy offers you one on one support for the struggles you wish to address and change in your life. This can, when appropriate, include family members to support your change or address a family dynamic. I also collaborate with other clinicians to provide you with the best clinical care. This could include a doctor or psychiatrist who manages your medications or another therapist who is also supporting and providing care to you or your family.
My clinical areas of expertise include:
Self Esteem issues
Single event or complex developmental trauma
Loss and grief
"I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become." -Carl Jung
What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is a comprehensive trauma-informed psychotherapy that was first developed by Francine Shapiro in 1989. There are over 30 randomized controlled trials that support the use of EMDR for a range of trauma-related and other disorders. It is recognized as an effective treatment for PTSD by the American Psychiatric Association, the Department of Defense, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Everyone has found themselves, at some point, triggered in their current lives by a situation or person-whether it be a boss, a friend or a loved one. You know those moments when your reactivity is so heightened and not proportional to the situation. These situations are current reminders of some past experience that is not fully resolved. They can emotionally, psychologically and even physically transport you to disturbing emotional states. You're triggered, but you have no idea why. The past is suddenly present and you are unable to regulate yourself or think straight, find the right words or respond appropriately. Earlier adverse or traumatic experiences are often inadequately processed and maladaptively stored in the brain. These unprocessed early experiences activate the current intrusions and can feel disabling and confusing.
EMDR addresses the physiological storage of memory. It allows the brain to process these experiences, not only providing significant symptom relief, but allowing you to move beyond the trauma.
For more information on EMDR, click here.
"Trauma is hell on earth. Trauma resolved is a gift from the gods." -Peter Levine
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